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Re: unsubscribe



On Thu, 2007-11-29 at 08:23 +0900, John Summerfield wrote:
> Tim wrote:
> > Tim:
> >>> Good grief, it's bloody obvious if you apply a tiny amount of thought to
> >>> it.  How stupid does one have to be to not realise that someone who
> >>> doesn't identify themselves does not want to be identified?
> > 
> > John Summerfield:
> >> Calm down Tim; if you didn't want to be identified, you've made several 
> >> mistakes, the most recent biting when I suggested the localhost name. 
> >> All _I_ knew for certain was where your email entered the Internet.
> > 
> > I'm only mildly annoyed.  I'm more surprised, than anything else, that
> > you'd do something so daft.
> > 
> > I make a trivial effort to remain relatively anonymous, and avoid the
> > usual spam harvesters.  It doesn't stop those who know what they're
> > doing from working things out, but I'd expect that such people would
> > know better than to do what you did.
> 
> The email address I suggested is unusable outside your mail server. See 
> what the host IP address is. That was the key point to my suggestion.
> 
> 
> >  
> >>> I do use my real name, just not all of it.  E-mail addresses, the user
> >>> account name part (left of the @ sign), are not names.  Or should we
> >>> call you "Debian"?
> > 
> >> Please yourself, spammers did. I actually created that address to use in 
> >> connexion with the taroon beta, to protect my more usual email addresses 
> >> from spammers.
> > 
> > On other mailing lists, where I had decided to let people contact me, I
> > had an e-mail address beginning with "sir".  At least it forced a bit of
> > manners on to address harvesting spammers, such junk mail came addressed
> > to me as "dear sir".  ;-)  'twas nothing more than a private joke,
> > though.
> 
> <->
> 
> > 
> >>> Consider yourself privileged, Debby, ;-) that I let strangers refer to
> >>> me by my first name, rather than sir, or mister in front of my surname.
> > 
> >> From my viewpoint, how would you describe your attitude now?
> > 
> > It's called paying someone out for doing two things as daft as you did.
> > Not respecting anonymity, then going on to talk to me about using
> > pseudonyms when I was already using my real name, and not using any
> > pseudonyms.  If you'd looked a bit harder, you'd have noticed those
> > points.
> 
> It's perfectly possible that you've overlooked something, maybe that the 
> email address I used is unusable, though it's in your power to change 
> that when you need to receive its email to subscribe to a list.
> 
> > If I was going to flame you, I'd be far more scathing.
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are you guys having fun?

Craig


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